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Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones 4.02 Recap – The Lion And The Rose

Apr 15, 2014

Marriage is the focal point of this episode. There are all kinds of marriages: royal (Joffrey & Margaery); arranged (Stannis & Selyse); political (Tyrion and Sansa); passionate and...

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True Blood

True Blood Season 7 Premiere Date

Apr 3, 2014

This is the beginning of the end. We knew it was coming but many True Blood fans were still awaiting that final date when the show would meet the true death.  Today we have it for you and...

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True Detective

True Detective Going for Best Drama Emmy as Opposed to Best Mini-Series

Mar 26, 2014

Those of us who’ve experienced True Detective come away from the series anticipating— no, expecting it to haul in a bunch of awards this year.  But as the first season is...

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Girls

What if Lena Dunham Had Written: Game of Thrones?

Apr 1, 2014

Happy April Fools Day, everyone!  We thought we’d give Game of Thrones fans a day off this year from the trauma we put them through on this day in 2013.  Here’s a fun post from...

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Latest HBO Series News

Veep Season 3: Episode 2

Veep Season 3: Episode 2

First, can I just say how jarring it is to go from Game of Thrones to Veep? Yet, that is what HBO is giving us on Sunday nights. From Westeros to Washington. Episode two of Veep begins with Mike. Oh, Mike. Still on his honeymoon, even if his “honeymoon” seems more like a stay-cation. Couldn’t Mike have done better than that? Maybe the beach? The Grand Canyon? A cruise? Yes, now that I think of it, there should really be a spin-off series with Mike, his wife, Gary, and Jonah on a year-long cruise. All four of them, stuck together on a boat, in the middle of the ocean, for a solid...

HBO Documentary Films: ONE LAST HUG: THREE DAYS AT GRIEF CAMP

HBO Documentary Films: ONE LAST HUG: THREE DAYS AT GRIEF CAMP

Overview: One in seven American children experiences the death of a loved one before age 20, and few adults know how to help deal with the grief that follows. ONE LAST HUG: THREE DAYS AT GRIEF CAMP highlights the work of professional counselors and volunteers at Camp Erin, a three-day program that encourages grieving children ranging in age from six to 17 to share their feelings and memories of lost loved ones with their peers. The camp, founded by baseball star Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen in memory of Erin Metcalf, a fan who died of cancer at 17, takes place in 43 locations...

Documentary Update: PAYCHECK Follow-Up, THE CASE AGAINST 8 & More

Documentary Update: PAYCHECK Follow-Up, THE CASE AGAINST 8 & More

This post is a combination of news about HBO Documentary Films. Our first segment is a follow-up to one of the recent documentaries to air and the rest are announcements for upcoming non-fiction fare under the documentary banner. There are some interesting topics ahead.   PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK Interview The LA Times has an interview up with single parent Katrina Gilbert who was featured in the HBO Documentary Films: PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK: THE LIFE AD TIMES OF KATRINA GILBERT. Here are a few highlights from that interview and note that the first link above gets you to the conversation...

Game of Thrones 4.02 Recap – The Lion And The Rose

Game of Thrones 4.02 Recap – The Lion And The Rose

Marriage is the focal point of this episode. There are all kinds of marriages: royal (Joffrey & Margaery); arranged (Stannis & Selyse); political (Tyrion and Sansa); passionate and sensual (Oberyn & Ellaria); intellectually like-minded (Tywin and Olenna); financial (Roose & Walda) and malevolent (Ramsay & Myranda). We start off with the gruesome hunting activities of Ramsay, Myranda and Theon. Only, Theon is an empty shell of a man, forced to run along behind Ramsay. We see a young girl get pierced with an arrow, due to Myranda’s jealousy. She is attacked and killed by...

Farewell to one of Westeros’ Most Hated Villains

Farewell to one of Westeros’ Most Hated Villains

(Purple Wedding Spoilers Ahead!) Maybe someone should tell the people of Westeros to stop attending color themed weddings. First, Game of Thrones gave us the Red Wedding, and broke all our hearts into millions of pieces. Then comes along the Purple Wedding from Sunday night and totally redeems itself! King Joffrey Baratheon, the snub-nosed child of incest, torturer of women, and petulant, cruel, short-sighted, violent sadist, died at his own wedding from a gruesome, fast-acting poison in his wine. The guests did not cheer, but they were compelled to be polite. However, I cannot say that I,...

Sigur Rós Perform on Game of Thrones

Sigur Rós Perform on Game of Thrones

James Hibberd of Entertainment Weekly has revealed that Icelandic band Sigur Rós has been cast in Game of Thrones.  Hibberd writes: Thrones has landed Icelandic art-pop sensation Sigur Rós to appear in season four. Jón Þór “Jónsi” Birgisson, Georg Hólm and Orri Páll Dýrason are currently shooting an appearance on the Thrones set in Croatia. What will the band mates do? Will they play a song? Might a bowed guitar be involved? This continues the tradition of the producers’ favorite musicians being included in the show in some way. In season 2, The National recorded a...

VICE Season Two Episode 5 Review

VICE Season Two Episode 5 Review

Overview: In the throes of a crippling, violent insurgency, Dagestan is Russia’s hotbed for Muslim extremism, and its jihadists have been behind many high-profile terrorist plots around the world. Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev (pictured) spent six months there the year before that deadly attack. To understand why so much terrorist activity originates in the region, and to see firsthand what Tsarnaev learned during his stay, VICE heads to Dagestan to follow in terrorists’ footsteps. The Israel-Palestinian conflict is one of the best-known and longest-standing conflicts...

Another Teaser for HBO’s The Leftovers

Another Teaser for HBO’s The Leftovers

  HBO has released another trailer for the creepy new series from one of the creators of LOST.  The show will premiere this summer and I’m sure we’ll see many more trailers before that time.  Here’s the latest: The show was recently confirmed to be going on hiatus from production but that July premiere date seems to still be a firm one according the HBO.  That’s going to push things to the wire but we know that HBO wouldn’t let a crappy show on the air.  This will be one to watch...

Third Teaser for HBO Film: The Normal Heart

Third Teaser for HBO Film: The Normal Heart

When HBO Films combine with Triple-A acting there are usually fireworks, awards and satisfied subscribers all over the place.  The Normal Heart looks to be one such concoction and this new trailer hits home once again with a couple of new scenes.  Take a look: Is it possible to get emotional about a film that you’ve only seen 90 seconds of thus far?  The Normal Heart premieres May 24th on...

Incredible Photos from the Wedding of King Joffrey Baratheon

Incredible Photos from the Wedding of King Joffrey Baratheon

Today we have some incredible photos from the upcoming wedding of King Joffrey Baratheon to one Margaery Tyrell. You can watch the entire wedding yourself at 9PM PST/EST on HBO or HBO Go but we wanted to give you a little taste of what’s to come at the festivities. The King and his cohorts have spared no expense in this lavish celebration of the King’s love for his new Queen. This episode of Game of Thrones was actually written by George RR Martin himself so you know it’s going to be BIG!   Take a look at the wedding of the ages: Look how happy they are!  Such an amazing...

Lisa Kudrow’s THE COMEBACK Coming Back?

Lisa Kudrow’s THE COMEBACK Coming Back?

Everyone remembers THE COMEBACK don’t they? It was a single season comedy in 2005 by Michael Patrick King of SEX AND THE CITY and Lisa Kudrow. Ohh, now you remember. It aired thirteen episodes coupled with ENTOURAGE the summer of that year and may now be coming back to HBO a decade later. Both King and Kudrow are in preliminary discussion about bringing the lauded sitcom back on the air. It was a mockumentary style spoof of the reality TV genre and of celebrities fighting to stay relevant. Kudrow plays has-been actress Valerie Cherish who gets a reality show documenting her attempt at a...

Movie Review: Pacific Rim

Movie Review: Pacific Rim

From the start you know what you’re getting into with a movie like this; giant robots vs. giant monsters, sky scrapers crumbling and cargo ships used like baseball bats. This is a big, loud, screaming mess of pistons, turbines, blue ammonia blood, and scientific gobblety-gook. A love letter by director Guillermo Del Toro to that most easily consumed of Japanese entertainment, anime and monster movies. Honestly, what’s not to love? At the fault of tectonic plates between the United States and Asia, the Pacific Rim, an inter-dimensional breach has opened letting loose the Kaiju,...

THE LEFTOVERS Temporarily Halts Production!

THE LEFTOVERS Temporarily Halts Production!

This is what happens when you rush shows. HBO is eager, to be sure, of launching anew exciting series. Fans always have insatiable demand for more, more, more. Now it appears that THE LEFTOVERS needs to slow down a bit in order to give viewers the best that it can. You cannot rush quality. That is crucial in any programming, but especially for THE LEFTOVERS right now because it is not the only show out there with this type of theme. We want it to stand out from the rest.    According to Deadline Damon Lindelof’s show is taking a breather after completing Episode Six of its 10 episode...

VEEP Season Two DVD/Blu-ray Review

VEEP Season Two DVD/Blu-ray Review

VEEP has launched its third season and it looks to be a wild campaign for Selina Meyer. We have the review up for episode one, so check it out. This post’s focus, however, it a look back at Season Two because now it can be yours on DVD and Blu-ray.    First here is a reminder what happened the last time around.  With midterm elections looming, Vice President Selina Meyer is scoring higher ratings than the president in several popularity polls, which she hopes will boost her influence and help her curry favor with the chief executive. But as she knows all too well, even the most banal...

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